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Main Title Effects of Chemical Variations in Aquatic Environments. Volume I. Biota and Chemistry of Piceance Creek
Author Everhart, W. Harry ; May., Bruce E. ;
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Dept. of Fishery and Wildlife Biology.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-18050-DYC; W73-11074;
Stock Number PB-221 343
Additional Subjects Piceance Creek ; Limnology ; Colorado ; Water chemisty ; Aquatic biology ; Hydrology ; Temperature ; Benthos ; Bioassay ; Trace elements ; Seasonal variations ; Oil shale ; Data ; FWQA
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-221 343 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 126p
The Piceance Creek study was undertaken to obtain information about physical, chemical, and biological parameters of a small stream in northwestern Colorado. Oil shale, abundant in this area, will likely be mined and processed in the future. Pollution from this exploitation could alter aquatic habitats in the Piceance basin, in the White River, and in the Colorado River. Sampling a small stream in the rich oil shale country of northwestern Colorado confirmed distinct seasonal trends and habitat preference in invertebrate populations. Discharge was a major influence on invertebrates and chemical composition of the stream. Seasonal variations, biomass, and species composition of invertebrates appear characteristic of oil shale area streams. (Modified author abstract)